Lip Art

Set to slay in 2017.
By Sudha Hariharan
Every year there is some trend that makes a big hit–2016 saw lip art in two-tones, ombre lips, drippy lips, glitter lips, and now this new lip art called hologram lips is making quite a bang and is set to slay in 2017. Honestly, it’s almost impossible to tear your eyes away.
You also have the Lip Mask, Magnetic Lipliner and Glitter lips….so hard to resist !

Starting with holographic, it is not a unicorn’s blood or a real life oil spill; these lips are actually driving people crazy. The texture of it reminds one of those old Bonnie Bell lip gloss rollers that we earlier had. It is known for its prismatic appearance which provides for a high octane look. You can either wear them alone or over a lipstick base for some extra depth and shine. The uniqueness of this product is that it catches and reflects light to give your lips a novel appeal. The gloss looks great over dark blue lipstick.

Next, it is Lip Mask that has taken many people by surprise. Lips get even softer after using it, but it does not last very long and fades away. Some lip-mask manufacturers also include glycerin, vitamin E, water and hyaluronic acid among other ingredients in their products. In fact, Lip-plumping gels inside, for instance, contain irritants like peppermint oil that cause the lips to swell so that you get a bigger pout. Lip masks are more effective when it comes to moisturising lips than plumping them. They can have a unpleasant taste too. You may react badly to them if you have sensitive skin. Lip masks often are transparent, bubble-gum pink or even gold.

Easy to put on

The Magnetic Lipliner, a little darker than the tone of lipstick, it stays on well and is easy to put on. At least two tones become a sparkly surface, but when applied over a lipstick,it is usually long lasting and has a very smooth and creamy texture. The magnetic lipliner is made using a gel-like formula for an extra-smooth finish. The liner, which comes in highly pigmented colour variations, is soft and creamy when applied, but hardens into a ‘magnetic’ finish that lasts for eight hours !

And the most latest are glitter lips. The gloss bond stays put and the glitter stays sparkly and in its place all the time. Glitter lips get massive thumbs up today; they are perfect for festivals and a night out or for everyday wear if we are inclined that way. It is very easy to apply and the lustre of the glitter does not fade easily. Red is the colour for the season. When the rest of the world is experimenting with lip shades,up your lip game this festive season and in the New Year!

Gunjan Gaur, a Permanent Make-up Experts & executive director ALPS Beauty Group talks about Lip Art that’s going to rock 2017.